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National Golf Month will soon be here

March 2nd, 2016

Ian Poulter is supporting the U.K.’s National Golf Month, the initiative to get 100,000 people playing golf in May, along with Paul McGinley, Charlie Hull, Melissa Reed, Naga Munchetty and Georgie Bingham. Over 40 organisations across golf and golf media are committed to helping NGM 2016 get people golfing, including Bauer Media Group, Talksport, Sky, Ping, Callaway, Nike and the European Tour. For more information visit www.nationalgolfmonth.com

To take part:

Pro Sign Up www.fibodo.com/national-golf-month/pro-signup

Club Sign Up www.fibodo.com/national-golf-month/club-signup

It’s a great opportunity to grow the game.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

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Wentworth Club announces upgrades and improvements

Courses     2:38 pm, March 3, 2016

These improvements form part of the commitment to invest £20 million by December 2018 with the vision of making Wentworth Club the world’s premier private golf and country club

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Gleneagles flies the Gold Flag for excellence

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Gleneagles is celebrating after picking up a coveted Gold Flag Award for Golf Resorts at the annual 59club golf service awards

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People     2:29 pm, March 3, 2016

Retired club pro Parnell Reilly will chalk up a unique feat in April when he takes over as captain at Huddersfield Golf Club

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Albatross Golf Resort becomes European Tour Destination

Travel     2:25 pm, March 3, 2016

Albatross Golf Resort, the host venue of the D+D REAL Czech Masters, has been announced as the 19th member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, becoming an official European Tour Destination.

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Golf Course Architects study the revised CDM Regulations

Golf Course Architects study the revised CDM Regulations

Management Topics     2:21 pm, March 3, 2016

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has held a one day seminar on the revisions to the Construction Design and Management Regulations which came into effect last year,

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England Golf in partnership with St. James’s Place Wealth Management

England Golf in partnership with St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Corporate     2:17 pm, March 3, 2016

The partnership will bring added value to members of golf clubs who will be invited to exclusive golf experience events, hosted by local representatives from St. James’s Place

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Ryder Cup Venue Wins Industry ‘Oscar’ For Second Successive Year

People     12:43 pm, March 2, 2016

The Celtic Manor Resort, host to the 2010 Ryder Cup, scooped one of the big prizes for the second successive year at the annual 59club golf service awards

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Ian Poulter New Ambassador for National Golf Month in May

Ian Poulter New Ambassador for National Golf Month in May

Growing the Game     10:33 am, March 2, 2016

Ian Poulter is the latest golfing legend to support National Golf Month, the initiative to get 100,000 people playing golf this year, joining Paul McGinley, Charlie Hull and Melissa Reed

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England Golf to introduce R&A Rules Schools in 2016

England Golf to introduce R&A Rules Schools in 2016

Management Topics     10:29 am, March 2, 2016

England Golf will offer members and officials from golf clubs and counties the potential to graduate through three tiers of Rules tutoring and learning

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PGA Catalunya Resort expands property rental portfolio

Travel     10:24 am, March 2, 2016

In 2015 visitors from Nordic countries accounted for 40% of the total rental occupancy, while 25% were from the UK and 20% from France

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New Products     10:18 am, March 2, 2016

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Williams Racing Golf Speeds Ahead With Brand Fusion

Williams Racing Golf Speeds Ahead With Brand Fusion

Corporate     10:14 am, March 2, 2016

Williams Racing Golf, the ultra-premium brand of customised golf clubs linked to the famous F1 team, has selected Brand Fusion International to distribute its products throughout the UK and Ireland

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Sky to support Parliamentary Golf Group

Sky to support Parliamentary Golf Group

Media     10:14 am, March 2, 2016

The Group, which comprises Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, works to support the sport of golf at all levels

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Asbri Tees Up Further Global Success at The PGA Merchandise Show

Asbri Tees Up Further Global Success at The PGA Merchandise Show

Corporate     10:13 am, March 2, 2016

The South Wales based company already export to over 25 countries worldwide but the recent overseas exhibition has secured even greater export business for the coming season

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GCSAA selects seven new research projects to fund in 2016

GCSAA selects seven new research projects to fund in 2016

Management Topics     10:13 am, March 2, 2016

Environmental Institute for Golf block grant provides $110,000 in research funding to Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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A New Decade for The Aegean Airlines Pro-Am

A New Decade for The Aegean Airlines Pro-Am

Sponsorship     10:13 am, March 2, 2016

The long-running and hugely popular Aegean Airlines Pro-Am will return in 2016 from 22 - 26 June with 60 PGA Professionals battling it out for a prize fund of €70,000

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Sandy Jones welcomed as next President of the Golf Foundation

Sandy Jones welcomed as next President of the Golf Foundation

Growing the Game     6:54 am, March 1, 2016

The Golf Foundation is delighted to announce that PGA Chief Executive Sandy Jones has accepted the golf charity’s invitation to become its next President, assuming the role in April, 2016

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Renaissance Club has plan to become Member Owned and Governed

Renaissance Club has plan to become Member Owned and Governed

Property     6:52 am, March 1, 2016

The Renaissance Club has announced the closing of a transaction that paves the way for The Club to become member owned and governed

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Dornoch and Brora tee up a unique deal for golfers

Dornoch and Brora tee up a unique deal for golfers

Travel     6:45 am, March 1, 2016

The clubs have enjoyed a long and friendly relationship over the years and have now formed a partnership to present a unique way of commemorating two special anniversaries

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Toro Workman Is Firm Favourite at John O’Gaunt

Toro Workman Is Firm Favourite at John O’Gaunt

Courses     6:39 am, March 1, 2016

John O’Gaunt Golf Club has a long-standing relationship with Toro machinery and will be adding the Reelmaster 5610-D to the shed this year, as well as discussing plans to upgrade the irrigation on the 18-hole John O’Gaunt course

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Royal First for Alex

Royal First for Alex

People     6:33 am, March 1, 2016

Alex Mollin has teed up a first by becoming the first female PGA Professional to join the Royal Jersey Golf Club coaching staff in its 138 year history.

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Changing Retail Landscape Puts Harrogate Golf Trade Show on Hold

Changing Retail Landscape Puts Harrogate Golf Trade Show on Hold

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:56 am, February 29, 2016

The Golf Trade Show, which has been Europe’s largest golf retail and education event for the last six years, will not take place in 2016

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New Final Qualifying Venues Announced For The Open

New Final Qualifying Venues Announced For The Open

Courses     10:17 am, February 29, 2016

From 2018 until 2021 qualifying for golf’s oldest Major Championship will take place at Notts (Hollinwell), Prince’s Golf Club, The Renaissance Club and St Annes Old Links which replace the current venues - Woburn, Royal Cinque Ports, Gailes Links and Hillside

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Crosshairs Golf Introduces The GreenStik Pitch Mark Repair Tool

Crosshairs Golf Introduces The GreenStik Pitch Mark Repair Tool

New Products     10:12 am, February 29, 2016

On view at the recent Golf Industry Show in San Diego, the ‘GreenStik’ tool is designed especially for greenkeepers and golf course maintenance personnel

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Trilby Tour 2016 tees off at Tudor Park

Trilby Tour 2016 tees off at Tudor Park

Travel     10:06 am, February 29, 2016

On May 19 Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club will be this year’s launch pad for the William Hunt Trilby Tour, marking the start of a series of regional heats to be broadcast on Sky Sports

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‘An accessible guide to the hard science of golf’

‘An accessible guide to the hard science of golf’

Media     10:01 am, February 29, 2016

Interesting and informative, The Science of the Perfect Swing strikes a perfect balance between hard science and an accessible tone that will appeal to golf enthusiasts, engineers, and anyone with an interest in sports science

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Faldo Reflects on 10th Anniversary Celebration for Asia Series

Growing the Game     9:58 am, February 29, 2016

Many of the region’s brightest golfing prospects will lock horns in this week’s 10th anniversary Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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